YUNG SINGH &
Y U QT
#018 // 27/10/23
YUNG SINGH & Y U QT
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Nobody does it like Yung Singh. He stands as one of the most exciting DJs on the European circuit, having spent the summer of 2022 levelling up from local phenomenon to shining continental star.
An open format DJ, Singh’s sets can vary in genre from Garage, UK Funky to grime, jungle and DnB mixed with Punjabi folk, to sweet, nostalgic trance or hip-hop, and everything in between. “People are like: how am I supposed to define this guy?” Singh chuckles. “I am never going to allow myself to get boxed in” – if the last 2 years are anything to go by, expect the unexpected at a Yung Singh set.
Across 2021, for which he was awarded DJ Mag’s ‘Breakthrough DJ of the Year’, he curated a string of viral moments, from an era-defining Boiler Room set to a spontaneous collaboration with singer Raf Saperra at Fabric that now sits in UK club folklore. Singh’s output has helped to re- energise the British Punjabi and South Asian music scene - with several stand-out performances at South Asian focused events cementing his position at the
forefront of this resurgence.
Fiercely proud of his Punjabi-Sikh heritage, Singh’s achievements can be viewed as continuation of the Punjabi community’s disproportionate contribution to the art of the South Asian diaspora, winding back from the original Daytimer raves in the 1980s, the Asian Underground scene in the 1990s and the UK Bhangra of the 00s. Indeed, throughout his rise Singh has developed a conviction about his responsibility as a voice and selector.
Joined by the incredible Y U QT. Y U QT have very quickly built a reputation as the ones to watch in the new
house, garage and rave scene. Selling out key UK venues around the country with their own Y U QT All Nyte events has already secured them spots at Boiler Room Festival, and Waterworks. Now signed to LG105/Virgin alongside Mall Grab and Ross From Friends, their vinyl releases gathered momentum via Bandcamp and caught early attention of Shall Not Fade, and South London Pressings and DJs like Ben UFO, Disclosure, Or:la, Octa Octa & Eris Drew. Now getting support from BBC Radio1, Hyperhouse on Apple Music and others, and loads more music and tour dates about to drop, everything is set for 2023 and beyond.